Intense PCs drive Costa's immersive coffee shop experience

Jan 24, 2014

Costa Coffee chose the power of Tiny Green PC's diskless IntensePC i7 Pro PCs to help develop and enable their new Intelligent Self-Service Espresso Bar concept units. The new vending machine provides an entire, immersive coffee-shop experience to all its users. Loudspeakers output ambient sounds, while aromas of fresh coffee and croissants waft from the machine’s front panel. Multiple choices of real coffee, fresh milk and other ingredients are made through a 27” HD touch screen.

These features, together with anonymous analytics, gesture recognition, remote telemetry and management, call for significant computing power within the vending machine’s confined, non-IT environment. That’s why Costa Coffee chose the fanless IntensePC i7 Pro as the most powerful, rugged and compact PC for the job.